Robert B. Hensley II

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    - Adriane Koch

HENSLEY, ROBERT B., II, 68, departed this life on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 after a mercifully short fight with cancer.

Bob was in the first graduating class of Catholic Country Day, and earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky. His employment included Life Insurance Company of Kentucky, the Kentucky Department of Labor, O'Gara Coachworks, and New Gold, LLC/Hensley Gold Mining, Inc. Bob was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Dorothy C. Hensley.

He is survived by his father, Robert B. Hensley Sr.; wife and best friend Cynthia Hensley; daughters, Helen Magnolia Hensley and Shannon Curry Hensley; brothers, Rick (Deb), Tim, and Steve (Debra); sisters, Mary McKay (Bob), Jeanne Guller (Walt), Deborah Humphries (Craig), and Adriane Koch; aunts, Marge Hensley and Mary Jean Poston; many loving cousins, nieces and nephews; and a lot of dear friends.

Bob loved his family and friends, listening to the blues, watching Irish football, and the peace and quiet afforded by living in the country. He had a wonderful sense of humor that helped him through tough times. He was a heck of a pool player, a card shark, and liked to think he bore a strong resemblance to James Caan (and for a good portion of his life he really did). Much to the surprise of those close to him, in his later years he developed a very close relationship with the family's cat, Moonlight. His absence will leave a significant hole in the world.

A service will be held on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Unity Church of Middletown, 740 Old Harrods Creek Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40223 (between Shelbyville Road and LaGrange Road).

The family is so grateful for the compassionate care of Hosparus. Contributions can be sent in Bob's memory to Hosparus of Louisville, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive, Louisville, Kentucky 40205 or at


Published in The Courier-Journal from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2011
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